Question about Olympus EZ 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 for SLR

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Problem with Olympus Zuiko 14-45

Hi, i have one problem with my lens, when i try to take pictures outside or pictures of clouds and sky or anything brighter my pictures are almost all white, except when i put on manual on 2000 shuter then its lets say ok.
Can anyone help me with this....

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Hey montenegro1,
What it sounds like is that the problem is not your lens at all it is the contrast of the scene you’re taking a picture of. The contrast between white and black in outdoor scenes is generally too high for either film or digital sensors to capture accurately. The reason your images are almost all white is probably that the camera is overexposing your images. The camera is metering of the dark areas in the scene and trying to expose the image so they are what is called middle gray which is exactly halfway between absolute black and absolute white. To fix this I would purposely underexpose my images by either setting a faster shutter speed than suggested by the cameras meter or a smaller aperture. To do this you are going to have to be in full manual mode unless your camera has exposure compensation. I hope this helps!

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